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Roseanna's Grave (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Drama | 18 June 1997 (USA)
Roseanna is dying of a heart condition, and all she wants is to be buried next to her daughter, in a cemetery that is getting full fast. The cemetery can't expand because Capestro, the man ... See full summary »

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Marcello
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Roseanna 'Rosa'
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Cecilia
Mark Frankel ...
Antonio
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Fredo Iaccoponi
Fay Ripley ...
Francesca
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Sergeant Baggio
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Father Bramilla
Roberto Della Casa ...
Bruno Rossi
Luigi Diberti ...
Capestro
Renato Scarpa ...
Doctor Sergio Benvenuto
Romano Ghini ...
Umberto
Giovanni Pallavicino ...
Enzo
Jorge Krimer ...
Salvatore
Daniele Ferretti ...
Nunzio
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Roseanna is dying of a heart condition, and all she wants is to be buried next to her daughter, in a cemetery that is getting full fast. The cemetery can't expand because Capestro, the man who owns the land next to the cemetery, won't sell. While Marcello is doing good deeds to make sure no one dies, Roseanna thinks of Marcello's future. Written by Robert Krzanowski <stonedpsycho@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for sexuality and brief language | See all certifications »
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$45,163 (USA) (4 July 1997)

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$72,588 (USA) (11 July 1997)
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Marcello: It has too much garlic...
Roseanna: There is no such things as too much garlic!
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Referenced in Siskel & Ebert: Men in Black/Wild America/Out to Sea (1997) See more »

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Delightful
14 February 1999 | by (Durham, England) – See all my reviews

This movie should be filed on all video shelves next to the wonderful Il Postino and Cinema Paradiso. Though this is not actually in Italian, the style and character of these other two films is evoked. It may not be as moving as these Italian masterpieces, but I would argue that it is more amusing.

It is one of those movies that gives the spirit of a place, draws you in to it and makes the audience genuinely care about the characters. If you feel disillusioned with blockbusters or just need a bit of cheering up after a hard day, this is your movie.

Amazingly, it couldn't get a cinema release over here, and it is very little known. My advice is to try it, and soon, like me, you'll be recommending it to one and all.


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